Wednesday, 28 November 2012

MR RIPLEY'S BOOK COVER WARS: HEAT FOUR 2012/13 - PLUS BOOK COMPETITION TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF UNREST BY MICHELLE HARRISON


Book Cover Wars is back again for the fourth year and is looking for another worthy winner. If you are returning to the site for another exciting year or are new to this competition, then I send you a very warm welcome. It is a delight to have your company in the book cover war zone. Don't forget to share this exciting adventure with your friends and followers - everyone is welcome.

We now into the last heat before the big Grand final - The third book now joins the right to be in the final. It will get it's chance to be crowned as 'Mr Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Winner 2012/13'.

Congratulations to the Winner's
Heat One - Will Hill - Department 19: Battle Lines - with 90 Votes. 

Heat Two - Thomas Taylor - Haunters - with 95 Votes

Heat Three - Derek Landy  - Kingdom of the Wicked  - With 92 Votes

An easy winner in Heat 3, well done to another worthy winner.

As a voter, not only will you get the chance to choose your favourite book cover, but you will also be in with the chance to win a different special book each week. Therefore, in order to kick off the competition this week, we have an amazing collectable book which is a Signed, Paperback copy of Unrest by Michelle Harrison.

If you are interested then all you need to do is:

  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll (see top right of the page)
  • Leave a comment through this post
  • Sit back, watch the voting develop and wait to hear whether you've won (once the poll has closed). Please note that this competition is open Worldwide
  • This poll will end on 5th December 2012 - 10PM
So here are the four book covers to vote for this week:



                                         
Book One - Alexander Gordon Smith - Execution: Escape from Furnace Published By Farrar Straus Giroux - November 13, 2012  Cover By Christian Fuenfhausen

                                                                   
Book Two - Niel Bushnell -  Sorrowline (The Timesmith Chronicles) -  Published By Andersen - January 3, 2013 - Cover  By James Fraser 



                                                                 
Book Three -  Barry Hutchison -  Afterworlds: The Book of Doom - Published by Harper Collins  - February 28, 2013 - Cover By David Wyatt 




                                                               
Book Four - Jeff Norton -  The Dead are Rising (MetaWars)  - Published by Orchard -  November 1, 2012 - Cover By Paul Young




 Happy voting and let the best "Book Cover" Win.  Don't forget to leave a comment to win the signed Book.
 

40 comments:

Barry Hutchison said...

Ah, there's my boy! What a line-up this week, though? Even taking my book out, these are some of the strongest covers I've seen in Book Cover Wars ever.

It's such a shame the other three authors all steal money from the elderly and infirm, which means voting for them would be immoral and wrong...

Niel Bushnell said...

Damn you, Barry! You said you wouldn't mention my criminal record! You, Sir, are a cad and a bounder! Pistols at dawn!

Barry Hutchison said...

Apologies, Niel. I just thought after that three hour Watchdog special about you it'd all be common knowledge anyway.

Anonymous said...

Go Gordon!

Anonymous said...

Go Gordon!

Angel said...

All for one and lets get the back out of here!

CazApr1 said...

The Hutchison is really cute but Gordon-Smith's cover actually made me recoil! it is brilliantly disturbing!

cargord said...

Execution definetly thought provoking and a little disturbing

Sean said...

David Wyatt everytime!

dipsyjan said...

Barry Hutchison for me! Smiling from the cover no doubt my face will ache from laughing by the time I get to the end!

Tabby Cat said...

I voted for The Book of Doom. Why? Well, the devils is wearing my old roller skates & what appears to be Kylie's gold hotpants! Who could resist THAT?!

Zac said...

Wow, the Execution cover is CREEPY! My vote is the very cool cover for Barry Hutchison's Book of Doom.

Hawksword said...

Sorrowline! Cos it's got aeroplanes and searchlights and gravestones and people running....and well, why not?? :-)

Hawksword said...

Sorrowline! Cos it's got aeroplanes and searchlights and gravestones and people running....and well, why not?? :-)

Barry Hutchison said...

Wow, what a high scoring heat. It's a wonder more people aren't leaving comments to try to win the signed book. More fool them!

It looks like Book of Doom is going to have to settle for bronze. Still, not to worry, it's all just a bit of fun, eh? Taking part that counts, etc, etc...

(Curses!)

Avril said...

Wow, Execution is sooo creepy looking - good for a DVD cover but looks too scary for the kids to read the book. Well done to everyone, they all look great but my vote went to Sorrowline :)

BooKa Uhu said...

Sorrowline and Metawars look very similar to me... pants, how to choose between Execution and Doom though (now there's a sentance I didn't think I'd ever have to type)?

Got to go with Doom. The golden hotpants did it.

Thomas Taylor said...

Enormous scores in this heat! I voted for Sorrowlines too. I really want to read that, though the gold hotpants were very hard to resist.

Ed Spicer said...

I've got to go with the best cover EXECUTION.

Michelle 4 Laughs said...

Something about Sorrowline drew me. I felt a connection with it.

Carmen said...

Give me the book! ME, ME, ME! Loved the first one!

Ahem. Anyway - this was a toughie. Went for Sorrowline in the end.

Anonymous said...

Best cover is Execution...the others are all too busy and distracting. Simplicity is best when it comes to cover images.

PN said...

Voted for Execution! I love the cover + I finished the whole series in 1 week! Couldn't put the book down! :D

srobertson2 said...

I voted for Niels book as the tag line really grabbed me :)

Alice Hindley said...

My favourite cover is Execution

Mark Fridlington said...

I voted for cover number 3 as it has a good use of colours.

pepicola said...

Book 1 because the bizarre picture captured my imagination

Tim Marchant-Jones said...

THe Book of doom for me, Love semi comedic colourful artwork.

Jon Smith said...

Execution, the clear winner

Pat Ward said...

Sorrowline for me. It captures the story to a T.

Hannah ONeill said...

Because it looks the best!

Taline Shabanian said...

Execution! Because it's fantastic in so many ways. I just... I can't.... you guys don't understand. My love for this book. It's perfect. Don't get me started okay. I just love it.

Stephanie McGregor said...

You're cover is really freakin me out! Well done :D

Stephanie McGregor said...

Gordon, your cover is really freakin me out! Well done :D

smiling_ina said...

I can't believe how close this is! Execution needs more votes, please!!!

Lou Morgan said...

Sorrowline for my pick. Love that cover - the colours are stunning.

Aimee C said...

Come on Gordon you can do it! <3

Danielle D said...

Voted for Execution, the cove gives me the creeps :)

Anonymous said...

I voted for Execution! :)

Vincent Ripley said...

Congratulations, Alice Hindley you have won the signed Michelle Harrison book. Please email with your details and I will post it out to you,soon as. My Email is at the top of the blog page!

Thank you all for commenting and voting. Keep your eye's peeled for the next one on Monday. The Final of the Book Cover Wars.